Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Rev. Dr Martin Luther King Jr. -new banner

Martin Luther King Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January the 15th 1929.

He was leader of the American Civil Rights Movement which campaigned for racial equality and an end to the legally sanctioned racial segregation.

Dr King advocated non-violent protest and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in October 1964.

His most famous speech, the "I have a Dream speech" was given in August 1963 at the Lincoln memorial.

Dr King was assassinated on the 4th of April 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee. The 9th of April was made a national day of mourning and an enormous crowd attended his funeral in Atlanta, Georgia.
Two days after the funeral the 1968 Civil Rights Act was signed by President Johnson


Martin Luther King Day is a US public holiday that falls on the third monday of January.

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5 comments:

isay said...

what a beautiful tribute.

Jonathan Beckett said...

It's just a shame there is still so much racism in the world.

TaraMetBlog said...

nice tribute. Here are some other MLK Jr quotes that I think are powerful:

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
—Martin Luther King Jr.

I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality, and freedom for their spirits.
—Martin Luther King Jr.

Sooner or later all the people of the world will have to discover a way to live together in peace, and thereby transform this pending cosmic elegy into a creative psalm of brotherhood. If this is to be achieved, man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.
—Martin Luther King Jr., excerpt from Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, 1964

Alison Ashwell said...

what an amazing man he was - so profound and so human

Annalee Blysse said...

Nice tribute... great artwork on your website too!